From Bologna to Boston with travel writer Jane Keightley

A regular visitor to Girls Around Town, Jane Keightley will be joining June and Rachel again next weekend, looking back at a few of her recent travels – and looking ahead to a major event coming soon…

If you’ve heard Jane on previous shows, you’ll know she shares June’s passion for Italy. So you won’t be surprised to hear that she’ll be describing some of the highlights of trips to Bologna and Piedmont – and filling everyone with envy with the news that’s she’ll be off to Florence again in just a few days!

Closer to home, she’s still on a mission to spread the word about the many attractions of Lincolnshire, determined to quash the myth that it’s just ‘flat, boring and full of cabbage fields’…

With this in mind, she’ll be talking about places she visited researching an article for The Sun on its extensive aviation history and the celebration of the RAF Centenary.

But top of her agenda for the coming months is putting the finishing touches to a new series of tours centred on the market town of Boston, home of the famous Boston Stump. Otherwise known as St Botolph’s Parish Church, it’s one of the country’s largest parish churches with one of the tallest medieval towers at 272 feet high.

It’s also a place that’s particularly close to Jane’s heart – in her own words, more years ago than she cares to mention she got married there!

In preparation for the anticipated influx of American visitors in 2020 for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower, the tours will explore some of the sites connected with this historic event.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon when Jane will be explaining what’s in store for the tours and where you can find out how to join her when they’re launched next spring…

Picture by Jane Keightley

Winter warmers

Autumn’s here – winter’s just round the corner – time to start thinking about cosy coats, warm woollies and snuggly scarves!

If you’re looking for some stylish new additions to your wardrobe, why not do it over lunch and help raise funds for a good cause at the same time?

On Monday 12 November, you’ll have an opportunity to do just that when Shirt Sleeves in Newark hosts its autumn/winter fashion show…

All proceeds from the event will be going to Faith in Families, an East Midlands based charity which has been helping families on their adoption journey for 70 years. Find out more about its work as you see all the latest collections modelled while enjoying a delicious two-course lunch with coffee.

Starting at 11am, the event takes place at The Ram and tickets are on sale now, priced £28 each – advance booking is essential so pop into the store on Middlegate or call 01636 605880 to get yours now.